"Wild Card"

On March 9th, 2018, TEDxCUNY highlighted how variability drives communities both large and small to challenge the status quo and reimagine normality, and explored our “Wild Card” personalities and actions, and how our unpredictability enhances the human experience.

Stay tuned for TEDxCUNY 2018 talk videos, and event photos!

Join Our Team

TEDxCUNY will soon be opening applications for our 2019 team! In the meantime, those interested in being part of TEDxCUNY should consider starting and running a TEDxCUNYSalon at their campus!

Featured TEDxCUNY Talks


TEDxCUNY was formed in July 2013 out of the strong belief that a public academic institution as large and as diverse as the City University of New York not only deserved, but needed a platform for spreading ideas and discussion. The team received its license on July 26th, 2014 and has since become an annual CUNY event gathering students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and the broader public for a day of idea-sharing.

With CUNY’s 530,000+ students enrolled in 24 institutions, TEDxCUNY is representationally the largest TEDx University event in the country. It is also the first public university TEDx conference in New York City, as well as the first TEDx event in the country to represent multiple campuses.

Learn more here.